Michael Balzary, better known as Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, has apparently mastered the craft of being an apiarist, TMZ reports. The renowned musician and actor has installed three beehives in his backyard with a total of over 180,000 honeybees.

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Colony Collapse Disorder is a very real issue in the United States as honeybees play a significant role in our ability to produce basic dietary needs such as fruits and vegetables. Flea, being environmentally conscious (and just simply enjoying bees), wants to help restore the honeybee population. You can view some photos of Flea and his bees from his Instagram below.


Pleezus more beezus

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Me about to get busy with my beautiful little bees that I love

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